What is Medical Imaging / Who are Radiologists

Radiologist: Physician specialized in diagnostic Imaging

Diagnosing an illness or disease and determining if a certain treatment is effective often requires physicians and other healthcare providers to look inside the body in ways the human eye cannot. A number of different imaging exams can be used to provide this view, including X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, CT scan, and PET scan. A radiologist is a physician who specializes in interpreting the results of these exams. Family physicians and other specialists turn to radiologists for consultation on the safest and most effective exam, and what the results mean for the patient and the treatment options.

In many cases, you will not meet the radiologist who is working on your behalf. You can trust, however, that they have the knowledge and experience to assist you and your doctor to make informed decisions about your health care needs.

Source and read more: Canadian Association of Radiologists

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